Reindeer Antlers Provide Valuable Insight for Sturdier Biomaterials

In the United Kingdom, researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science have found handy information about reindeer antlers...

It’s a wrap! Nanomaterial wrap improves microscopy images

In Japan, researchers loved the idea of food plastic wrap and thought a similar product would help keep microscope samples protected and prevent them...

Wanted dead or alive – Lacewing insects to ward off pesky greenflies

In the United Kingdom, lacewing insects are wanted dead or alive to fend off greenflies that infest gardens and farms. A scientist from The...

Gallic acid steals oxygen making it useful for bio-based food packaging film

In Germany, researchers produced a multilayer bio-based packaging film using gallic acid and sodium carbonate that acts like an oxygen scavenger using a three-step...

Performance is more important than maximizing biobased content: ORNL

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has prioritized performance over renewable content in its efforts to develop a thermoplastic based on lignin. ORNL originally...

Scientists Create World’s Lowest Density Metal Organic Framework Using Uranium and Organic Materials

In Illinois, Northwestern University researchers are building structures using one atom at a time. They have created the world’s lowest density metal organic framework...

Canadian Government to Develop First Algal Biorefinery Project for Biofuels and Biomaterials

In Canada, the Government of Canada is making an effort to double funding for clean energy and clean technology by 2020 as part of...

NIH Gives $6.25 Million for 3D Bioprinting Collaboration at New Center for Engineering Complex...

In Maryland, the National Institutes of Health gave $6.25 million for the new Texas-based Center for Engineering Complex Tissues. CECT is a collaborative effort...

Predictive modeling yields promising bioplastics catalyst

Combining predictive modeling and experimental lab work, researchers from IBM Research and Stanford University say they were able to design a catalyst that enables...

WWF Launches Global Powerhouse Platform to Address Secondary Materials

In Switzerland, World Wildlife Fund launched a global platform to encourage efficient materials management, called Cascading Materials Vision. The platform includes associations from around...

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